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Joseph Patrick Cincinnati
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Road
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Ian James MacQueen
(304) 263-0811
510 Butler Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Troy Dale Foster
(304) 263-5129
1008 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John A Draper, MD
(304) 263-6728
309 Medical Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: City Hosp, Martinsburg, Wv
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Offices

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Ray P Vanderhook, DDS
(304) 263-4946
2003 Professional Ct
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ralph Lawrence Kercheval, DDS
(304) 263-5963
604 Wilson St
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Clifford Sperow, MD FACS
105 S Raleigh St
Martinsburg, WV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1956

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John Allison Draper
(304) 263-0953
309 Medical Court
Martinsburg, WV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph P Cincinnati, DO
(304) 263-5129
1004 Tavern Rd
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Sch Of Osteo Med, Lewisburg Wv 24901
Graduation Year: 1992

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Said Edward Said, MD
(304) 264-1247
2000 Foundation Way Ste 2200
Martinsburg, WV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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Hip Pain Info - Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

In order to understand this condition it is important to understand the anatomy and function of the hip. Please read Hip Pain Info's section on the anatomy of the hip .

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint. The ball is formed by the top of the thigh bone (the femur) and is called the "head" of the femur. The head of the femur in growing children is also called the "capital femoral epiphysis".

The areas where bones grow are called growth plates. In growing children there is a growth plate just below the head of the femur. Growth plates are weaker than other parts of the bone. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is the term used to describe the condition in adolescents in which the growing head of the femur (also called the capital femoral epiphysis) "slips" off the rest of the thigh bone. It slips off in a backward direction.

Why the capital femoral epiphysis "slips" off the rest of the thigh bone is not well understood but it is thought to have something to do with weakness of the growth plate. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis usually happens during periods of rapid growth, shortly after the beginning of puberty.

Although the cause of slipped capital femoral epiphysis is not known, what is known is that it happens more often in boys than in girls. Increased body weight may also play a role.

In most cases of slipped capital femoral epiphysis the slip happens slowly. However, in some cases the slip happens suddenly and can be associated with a minor fall...

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